• Application Deadline
  • 42 months
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The artistic and creative popular musician: songwriter, interpreter and band musician

Throughout the entire course, a mix of individual main subject lessons, minor subject lessons, ensemble lessons, repertoire and accompaniment coaching forms the practical basis for honing one's musical skills, trying out one's interactions with others and developing one's own styles.

Career Perspectives

Popular Music : Excellence for tomorrow’s music

Popular Musicians compose and interpret songs, either in accordance with their own creative ideas or as required by others. As a song-writer, musician and band member you will be part of performances, events and publications.

A B.Mus. in Popular Music from SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences will prepare you for a number of freelance careers:

  • author/composer, adapter/arranger/orchestrator, performer/musician
  • sound-engineer/sound technician for concerts, events, theatre, radio, TV, sound carriers

..you could also collaborate with:

  • song-writers/composers, lyricists, speakers, bands/music groups, orchestras
  • producers, sound studios, clients from industry and business

…or employment with:

  • production companies, ensembles, concert organisers, apprenticing companies
  • phono-industry, labels, publishers, distributors, TV and radio stations, PR and marketing agencies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 42 months
  • Credits
    210 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

  • First semester - Basics in theory and practice  
  • Second Semester - Development and Performance
  • Third Semester - Songwriting und Recording
  • Fourth semester - Arranging and Stage Training
  • Fifth semester – Internship/Study abroad
  • Sixth semester - Music Business and Pedagogy
  • Seventh semester - Artist Development and Thesis

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

We will specifically be looking for:

  • a strong motivation to express yourself and to design
  • good command of your instrument/vocals
  • basic theoretical and practical knowledge of popular music
The following documents will need to be submitted:
  • letter of motivation
  • personal data sheet, together with passport photo, place, date, signature
  • school leaving certificate: notarised copy, may be handed in later
  • in case you have previously studied at another university, please provide de-registration certificate
  • samples of your work: three one-minute song fragments (MP3), presenting your own instrumental or vocal abilities, in addition to written descriptions of these submissions. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    750 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 EUR per module and a duration of 42 months.
  • EU/EEA

    650 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 EUR per module and a duration of 42 months.
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  • per month

Living costs for Berlin

  • 836 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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